Young Enterprise entrepreneurs generate £2million sales in company of the year competition
23,000 business-savvy students from across the UK have generated over £2million sales in Young Enterprise company of the year completion
The next generation of British business entrepreneurs from across the UK will compete to be named Best Overall Company at the Young Enterprise Company Final tonight at BFI Southbank, supported by HSBC.
The event will see the final fourteen shortlisted teams representing regions across the UK including Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Gibraltar competing for eight awards. The teams have all gone through a rigorous series of local and area finals to reach the UK Final.
Finalist Macaulay Smith, Managing Director of Cortex which produces the Growing Memories sustainable product range said that he was thrilled that his company had reached the final round.
Speaking exclusively to The Commentator, Smith said: “It’s been an amazing opportunity to start our own company from scratch, and one that gives back to the environment in a simple way. More people across UK and Europe should get involved with Young Enterprise because it’s a positive experience for young people to persevere in the first stage of their careers.”
The winner of the UK Final will go on to the European Final in Berlin in late July to compete against 37 other countries - last year the UK winner placed 2nd in the competition.
Michael Mercieca, Chief Executive, Young Enterprise said: “The 14 teams here today have worked extremely hard, often during the first year of 6th Form. I have seen some of the companies at our trade fairs and watched their presentations at regional finals and standards are extremely high.
Our Company students learn and develop their productivity, creativity, confidence and communication skills, improving their future potential as they near the end of their school lives,” he added.